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The Ring Two

The Ring Two (2005)



Average Rating: 4.4/10
Reviews Counted: 183
Fresh: 36 | Rotten: 147

Ring Two serves up horror cliches, and not even Hideo Nakata, the director of the movies from which this one is based, can save the movie from a dull screenplay full of absurdities.


Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 40
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 30

Ring Two serves up horror cliches, and not even Hideo Nakata, the director of the movies from which this one is based, can save the movie from a dull screenplay full of absurdities.



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A terrifying legacy haunts a single mother in this sequel to the frightening box-office hit The Ring. Hoping to leave their terrifying experiences in Seattle behind them, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son, Aidan (David Dorfman), move to the small town of Astoria, OR, where Rachel takes a job writing for the local newspaper. When Rachel learns of an unexplained murder, which occurred after a teenager watched a strange videotape with his girlfriend, she suspects her past is following her and


Drama, Horror

Ehren Kruger

Aug 23, 2005


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All Critics (191) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (147) | DVD (20)

It is like an exercise in cinema mechanics: Images, music, photography and mood conspire to create a sense of danger, even though at any given moment we cannot possibly explain the rules under which that danger might manifest itself.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum.

April 9, 2005
New Yorker
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May not be a masterpiece, but it has its share of thoughtful little angles.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source:
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Too many loose ends.

March 24, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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The let's-travel-through-the-TV-screen sequence was better in Fat Albert.

March 22, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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I thought the original had a nice evil chill to it, but this is an unnecessary second chapter that dumbs down all the main characters and is curiously lacking in quality scares.

March 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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The Ring Two has a great deal of mood and there are some genuinely chilling moments, but weak characters sap it of all strength.

April 25, 2011 Full Review Source:

Scarier than the first, but not as interesting.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Feels incomplete and is immensely sloppy, without a lick of sense.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

"The Ring Two" is a horror movie with very few surprises and hit-or-miss moments of suspense that don't lead anywhere on a narrative or emotional level.

April 19, 2009 Full Review Source:

Unfortunately, the screenplay by Ehren Kruger is littered with plot holes that reduce the story to a generic thriller formula.

July 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique

full review in Greek

October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Fracassa ao abandonar o interessante conceito da fita amaldiçoada para se concentrar numa trama boba envolvendo possessão. Ainda assim, é melhor que Ringu 2 - o que não é uma grande proeza.

April 3, 2006
Cinema em Cena

[It] inevitably lacks the unsettling mystery and the evolving unease of the first one. While there are still startling moments, there are no surprises.

February 7, 2006 Full Review Source: MTV

The 'terror' remains that only in theory as, for all its isolated amusements, [the film] never truly scares.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source:

Do yourself a favor and don't tarnish the original "Ring" by seeing this sequel.

May 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Broomfield Enterprise
Broomfield Enterprise

Destroyed its own best scary bits in favor of digging up more mythology.

April 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinerina

The result is actually much better than anyone had perhaps expected, with a fright quota that actually exceeds the original, even if it completely abandons common sense and rational plotting to get there.

April 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Shouldn't wind up the devotees too much and will keep fans of the first American movie quiet.

April 19, 2005 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Just about as bad as the first film was. If anything, it's a little stupider.

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

The film may not be quite as good as the first one, but rest assured there are plenty of scares left in this franchise.

April 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

a different and, I would argue, slightly better film that its predecessor

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Dead in the water.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

We're left with another tepid PG-13 horror sequel that rehashes huge chunks of the original and, in the end, has almost nothing new to offer.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for The Ring Two

Sequel to the superior remake of the Japanese horror flick Ringu (titled The Ring) in North America, this sequel is a painful, unimpressive mess of a horror film. The film was poorly constructed and had no memorable, memorable terrifying jolts that made the first film one of the best remakes in the genre. The Ring Two is a poorly made sequel with a poor plot, bad acting, bad directing and pretty much everything that makes a bad film, bad. The Ring Two was dull, unimpressive garbage that just didn't deliver what the first did, genuine chills. As a horror film, The Ring Two simply doesn't deliver. The script has limitations that prevents the plot to really take off. The acting is terrible with no real performance that stands out. The Ring II was created purely for cashing in on the success of the first, with no apparent thought of trying to create an effective horror film. The end result is a film that fails to tell an effective ghost story, and it ends up being a total mess. As a sequel, The Ring tries to duplicate what the first one did, however the film has nothing interesting to appeal to horror fans. I didn't like the film, and I thought it was an awful film. The Ring Two is yet another sequel that fails to deliver what the first one did, good entertainment. The Ring Two joins many other boring sequels that have failed to deliver the thrills and excitement of the original. As a horror film, this one fails. The plot, directing and acting all are bad; and you'd best avoid this on if you don't want to be disappointed.
January 19, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Not bad in the way it was made, just bad because you get a been-there-done-that feeling.
September 24, 2011
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Some scares, but this one is pointless as a sequel and definitely not as good as the original. The screenwriter should have stuck to scripting an adaptation to the source novel's sequel.
July 23, 2011

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    1. Samara Morgan: MOMMY!
    2. Rachel Keller: I'm not your F***ING mommy!
    – Submitted by Jesus H (2 years ago)
    1. Samara Morgan: MOMMY!
    – Submitted by Nicholas B (2 years ago)
    1. Rachel Keller: All you have to do is call my name, and I'll follow your voice.
    – Submitted by Javis C (2 years ago)
    1. Rachel Keller: I'm not your F***ING mommy!
    – Submitted by Virginia L (3 years ago)
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